March 24, 2009
year for Burnham-On-Sea lifeboats recounted at group's AGM
70 people crowded into Burnham-On-Sea Sailing Club to hear about
a busy year for the town's lifeboat station last Friday (March
RNLI Chairman Graham Wills welcomed the audience to the group's
AGM, before giving his thoughts about the year.
Operations Manager Ricky Holmes gave a summary of the year's lifeboat
launches, including the Stert Island bomb events last Spring,
which had kept urnham's lifeboat crews and shore teams occupied
almost continually over a weekend.
Spencer, Sea Safety Officer, recounted his local sea safety work,
and said the service was doing well, and both his Sea Safety advisors
had been kept very busy.
Summers, Souvenir Secretary, talked about the success of the lifeboat
shop and how shop receipts had been up by 40% over the previous
Deahl, Visits and Education Officer, discussed how successful
the school visits had been in raising awareness among the young.
Pearce, Acting Chairman and Treasurer of fundraising, said fundraising
had been successful, but was an important issue, because costs
had also increased.
are Graham Wills, Tom Mansell, Ricky Holmes, Tamsin Thomas and
Burnham's Mayor, Cllr Peter Burridge-Clayton, who was the VIP